• The ABLE Program serves middle and high school students who are struggling, for any number of reasons, in the District's larger schools.  The primary focus of this program is to help students earn credits and develop the proficiency required to graduate with a high school diploma, but ABLE really strives to connect students with plans beyond high school, as well.

    ABLE has had notable success working with students who: fail to earn credit, have a history of behavior or attitude issues, avoid school, seek social and emotional connection, or need access to non-academic supports and resources. Like all programs at Durham Education Center, ABLE requires compliance with the campus drug testing/treatment policy.  

    Applications to the ABLE Program are accepted year-round, with intake occurring approximately every five weeks. ABLE caps at 60 students, but keeps a waitlist. 

    Interested candidates must apply through their counselor at their home school. A link to print the application form (Alt.Options Form) can be found at the top of this page. Following acceptance of the completed paperwork, applicants will be contacted by ABLE staff to begin the intake and enrollment process as space is available.

  • Instructors
    Tasha Corrigan
    Joy Eriksson
    Mario Ruiz
    Scott Scribner
    Sue Wilson

  • ABLE Program
    Welcome to Mrs. Corrigan's Class

     "If the plan doesn't work, change the plan, but never the goal."